Baidu Hacked; Chinese Hackers Retaliate

Baidu, China’s most popular search engine, was hacked this morning and is still inaccessible. From People’s Daily:

Chinese netizens pointed out that the hackers, who call themselves “Iranian Cyber Army”, changed Baidu’s DNS records, redirecting traffic to another site.

A Baidu insider told Chinanews.com.cn at 9:40 (GMT+8) that the problem has been basically solved, and that “it will be OK in half an hour.” But the site was still found inaccesible at 10:45.

See also a post from Danwei with additional links.

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Meanwhile, it appears that Chinese hackers (with stilted English skills) have returned the favor by hacking the website of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting University, which is affiliated with Iran’s official news broadcaster of the same name:

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See other Iranian websites that has been hacked by Chinese, here and here.
(h/t @mranti)

January 11, 2010 10:03 PM
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